Press Releases

December 28, 2022

Young’s Pacific Islands Embassies Act Becomes Law

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Pacific Islands Embassy Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill aimed at countering the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) through increased American diplomacy in the Pacific, is now law. The legislation establishes physical U.S. Embassies on the Pacific Island nations of the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, and Tonga, and authorizes expanded physical presence on Vanuatu to reinforce American leadership in the Pacific region. U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and U.S. Senator Jon … Continue Reading

December 22, 2022

Young Supports Boost for National Defense in Annual Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted in favor of H.R. 2617, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, a package that rebalances America's priorities and adheres to the Republican framework for appropriations negotiations - an increase for defense funding, a significant reduction for non-defense funding, preservation of all legacy policy riders including the Hyde Amendment, and no partisan poison pills. The bill includes a 10% increase in defense funding, a military pay raise, … Continue Reading

December 22, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Small Businesses Grow and Expand

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) introduced the Solving the Unnecessary Contracting Cliff for Enterprises to Scale Successfully (SUCCESS) Act, bipartisan legislation to encourage the growth of small construction and engineering businesses as they compete in the federal marketplace. After hearing from constituent employers about the "contracting cliff" that was impacting their ability to compete, I am pleased to … Continue Reading

December 22, 2022

Young Joins Efforts to Ensure Accountability from FCC on Broadband Mapping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in sending a letter to Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to ensure the FCC's national broadband maps satisfy the goals of the Broadband DATA Act and provide a reliable depiction of broadband availability across the nation. "We have heard from constituents, state and local … Continue Reading

December 21, 2022

Young’s Bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act Signed into Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) applauded news that President Biden has signed their bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms' Lives Act into law. The legislation would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to identify areas where high rates of poor maternal health outcomes overlap with lack of access to broadband services in order to pinpoint where telehealth services can be most effective. "Unfortunately, Indiana … Continue Reading

December 20, 2022

Young, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Solidify U.S. Position Regarding the Tibet-China Conflict

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at promoting a resolution to the ongoing Tibet-China conflict. The legislation reaffirms Tibetans' right to self-determination as a people and clarifies that current Chinese government refusal to engage in meaningful negotiations over the unresolved conflict fails to meet U.S. government expectations. "The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) aggression … Continue Reading

December 19, 2022

Young, Colleagues Announce Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Support Fish and Wildlife Restoration in the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) announced that the Senate passed their bipartisan legislation to support fish and wildlife restoration in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act reauthorizes critical resources to conserve and protect fish and wildlife populations in the Great Lakes. The bill will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law. … Continue Reading

December 16, 2022

Young Votes to Support Troops, Modernize Response to Global Threats

WASHINGTON - Last night, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill passed the Senate 83-11 and will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law. The NDAA is the annual legislative vehicle that authorizes all programs and spending for the Department of Defense (DoD). Young, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and Marine who serves on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked on provisions of the … Continue Reading

December 15, 2022

Young, Colleagues Lead Letter Against Mexico’s Proposed Ban on Genetically Engineered Corn

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) expressing concern over Mexico's efforts to ban U.S. genetically engineered corn. In 2020, Mexican President Lopez Obrador issued a presidential decree that Mexico would phase out the use of genetically modified corn by 2024. Such an action is … Continue Reading

December 13, 2022

Young Recognizes Hoosier Students Interning in Washington this Fall

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recognized Hoosier students who participated in the fall session of his internship program in Washington, D.C. The students assisted legislative and communications staff with daily activities and special projects. The intern class included [as pictured from left to right] Mason Pickett, a junior from Fort Wayne attending Indiana University; Jasmeen Saini, a junior from Fishers attending Butler; Mia Schul, a junior from West Lafayette … Continue Reading

December 08, 2022

Young Announces New State Director

INDIANAPOLIS - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that Greg Goode will serve as State Director, effective January 2023."I am extremely excited to welcome Greg Goode to our team as State Director. Greg is a proven leader who is passionate about public service and improving Indiana's communities. His talent and wealth of experience will help our office better serve and represent all Hoosiers, and I look forward to partnering with him," said Senator Young. Goode currently serves as … Continue Reading

December 07, 2022

Young, Colleagues Pass Bipartisan Resolution in Support of Anti-Regime Protests in Iran

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) were joined today by eight of their Senate colleagues in announcing Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approval of their resolution reaffirming the United States' support for the Iranian citizens who have taken to the streets in peaceful protest for their fundamental human rights, and condemning the Iranian security forces for their violent response. "I proudly stand … Continue Reading

December 07, 2022

Young, Reed Introduce Bipartisan Adult Education WORKS Act to Strengthen and Expand Programs for Adult Learners

WASHINGTON - For millions of Americans, adult education programs can make the difference between earning a family-sustaining wage and struggling to make ends meet. According to the Department of Education, at current funding levels, adult education programs reach about 1.1 million people out of 43 million adults that are low-skilled in literacy and 62.7 million that are low-skilled in numeracy. In an effort to address the long-standing adult education crisis affecting quality of life for … Continue Reading

December 07, 2022

Young Speaks at Microelectronics Commons “Industry Day”

Senator Young with Hoosier attendees at the event. WASHINGTON - This morning, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at the Microelectronics Commons "Industry Day" about the importance of the CHIPS and Science Act and the critical role Indiana and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane will play in implementing the law. The Microelectronics Commons is a CHIPS and Science Act-funded national network for onshore, microelectronics hardware prototyping, lab-to-fab transition of … Continue Reading

December 05, 2022

Young Votes to Confirm Judge Doris L. Pryor to Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - The United States Senate tonight confirmed Judge Doris L. Pryor to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his support for Judge Pryor in May of this year and introduced her at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in July. "Judge Pryor is a public servant of the highest caliber. She understands the difference between the role of an advocate and the role of a judge, and she will be an immense asset to the … Continue Reading

December 02, 2022

LETTER: Young, Bipartisan Group of Senators Warn CCP Against Violent Crackdown on Protesters

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a bipartisan letter with nearly half of their Senate colleagues to the Chinese ambassador to the United States warning the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime of the consequences of a violent crackdown on peaceful protesters. Demonstrations have erupted across China in response to the CCP's severe measures restricting freedoms to contain rising COVID-19 infections. "The Chinese … Continue Reading

December 02, 2022

Young Op-Ed: Marriage Bill Ensures Dignity and Respect for All Hoosiers

In the debate over how the federal government views civil marriage, all Hoosiers want to be treated with dignity and respect. Those who believe marriage was created by God as a sacred union between one man and one woman which includes many people of faith want to be treated with dignity and respect. They want to be able to worship and teach the tenets of their faith without fear of reprisal. They don't want to be called bigots, live in fear of being ostracized or suffer endless lawsuits … Continue Reading

November 30, 2022

Young Op-Ed: How to break China’s grasp on digital trade

A click of a button. That's all it takes for us to connect with the rest of the world. We are living through a "Fourth Industrial Revolution," in which the internet has blurred boundaries between our physical and digital world. This new frontier changed how we interact with one another, how we consume media, and how we sell products. Economic opportunity has been and continues to be abundant. In today's hyper-connected world, the United States is at a critical moment. Digital trade is … Continue Reading

November 29, 2022

VIDEO: Young, Booker Join Discussion on Expanding Emergency Savings

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) joined the Bipartisan Policy Center for a virtual discussion on their ongoing efforts to expand access to emergency savings to help workers and employers, which includes their Emergency Savings Act of 2022. The Emergency Savings Act would help Americans save for unexpected expenses without having to tap into their retirement accounts. It would facilitate convenient and affordable access to workplace emergency … Continue Reading

November 29, 2022

Senator Young Announces Nominees for United States Service Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced his nominations for U.S. service academy appointments. Applications were received from 150 students, and a select group was interviewed by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Out of 70 offered interviews, 47 exemplary young men and women from across Indiana received a nomination from Senator Young. A nomination does not guarantee admission to a service academy but is required in order to be considered. Nominees … Continue Reading

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